Wow, what a month May was!! Rebecca and I ran a series of naturopathy and nutrition workshops in the clinic, covering a range of topics of interest.
The second week of May was all about “Wholefood Eating Made Easy”. We discussed how confusing following a “healthy diet” can be in today’s age of social media saturation, the rise of health 'gurus', and government guidelines and initiatives. We stripped back the term “healthy” and reviewed each food group, and talked about the positive effects that eating fruit and vegetables, good quality proteins and healthy fats can have on our minds and bodies. We looked at the negative impacts of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and vegetable oils, and discussed some easy wholefood swaps. And of course there were the delicious whole food samples – chocolate bliss balls, hummus and veggie sticks, chia pudding and seaweed snacks. Mmm…
The series was wrapped up with workshops about “The Role of Nutrition in Preventing Disease”. A really interesting topic, and one close to my heart. We discussed the root cause of most modern-day diseases – inflammation; what causes inflammation in terms of diet, lifestyle and environment; and what we can do to reduce and prevent inflammation. We discussed conditions like cardiovascular disease, arthritis, mental health. skin conditions, IBS and diabetes, and how what we eat can make a huge impact in the control of these diseases. A few highlights from this workshop included the revelation that our mattresses are sprayed with fire retardants (a known hormone disruptor), new cars are sprayed with formaldehyde (a known carcinogen!!) to give them that “new car” smell, and modern-day wheat has been hybridised to contain a much higher percentage of gluten (a known gut irritant) than ancient wheat in order to make our breads and cakes fluffier – not to mention the glyphosate that wheat crops are sprayed with. Yuck!
Rebecca and I will continue to run workshops throughout the year, based on interest from clients. If you’ve got any particular topics you would like to learn more about, contact the clinic and let us know!
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